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The Times They Are A-Changin'

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Freewheelin' 1963
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
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This page is part of a list of original releases by release date of international commercially-released regular stereo Dylan albums. They do not contain rarities or obscurities and are not eligible for the Searching For A Gem list. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know some are not included on any other Internet site. Promo releases of regular albums are now listed here and no longer in the former yearly Promo sections.

Because of the length of this page, The Times They Are A Changin' CD releases are now here.

For releases of this album in CBS/Columbia multi-packs, see International Album Releases (Regular) - Multi-Packs.

Another Side 1964
Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964)
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If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised 16 October, 2017.



Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - front photo by Henry V. Bell (original US stereo sleeve)

Original US stereo LP, Columbia CS 8905, 10 Feb 1964, CD released Jan 1989. 10 Feb 1964 is the release date given by bobdylan.com, Brian Hinton's 2006 book "Bob Dylan Album File & Complete Discography" (Cassell Illustrated), dates it as 13 Jan 1964. A mono radio station copy has a date of "12-22" (22 Dec 1963), which supports the January date, see Mono Album Releases.

The front photograph was taken by Barry Feinstein, not credited on every international release. It's a pastiche of a Woody Guthrie photo. Barry Feinstein sadly died on 20 Oct 2011, for more pictures of Bob by Barry, see .

The picture on the right is a composite of UK CBS and US Columbia album front sleeves - the UK album picture starts at the top of the picture with the CBS logo and ends just below the top visible unbuttoned button on Bob's shirt; the US mono album picture starts just above the text, cutting off more of the top of Bob's head and ends as shown showing the buttoned button. (The Columbia logo is below the "N" of "DYLAN", not above the text - see Mono Album Releases.)

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Composite sleeve
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CL 2105 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers (original US mono sleeve)

The original photo uncropped, scan by Dag Braathen

Out-takes from this album have been officially released as follows:

Columbia acetates (from 1964, 1980 and 2007): Hero Blues (R-0390)
Take 3 from 12 Aug 1963 appeared on the limited Columbia/Legacy Europe 6LP set The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, see 2013. Because I am not sure which take was on this acetate, I have allocated a new R-number (R-1032) for take 3 for now.

Biograph (1985): Lay Down Your Weary Tune (take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963); Percy's Song (7:43)
The Biograph notes, Michael Krogsgaard and Glen Dundas list Percy's Song as take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963. However, both Clinton Heylin and Derek Barker of "Isis" magazine maintain it's actually take 3, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Oct 1963. The release of the real take 1 from 23 Oct 1963 on the
50th Anniversary Collection 1963 (2013) confirms Heylin and Barker to be correct!

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 (1991): Eternal Circle (take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Oct 1963); Suze (The Cough Song) (take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963); Moonshiner (take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963); Paths Of Victory (take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963); Seven Curses (take 3, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 6 Aug 1963); Only A Hobo (take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963); Who Killed Davey Moore? (live, Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963)


The Barry Feinstein photo on a dress, photo from Gabriel Sola Berrozpe

An alternate take of the title track (R-0515), take 2, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963, was released on a bonus disc with the Limited Edition of "Love And Theft", see 2001 (the album version is take 7 from the same date).

Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag - a version yet unidentified recorded in Aug or Oct 1963, appeared on US MPH acetates that surfaced in 2004.
Take 2, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Oct 1963
appeared on the limited Columbia/Legacy Europe 6LP set The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, see 2013. Because I am not sure which take was on this acetate, I have allocated a new R-number (R-1034) for take 2 for now.

50th Anniversary Collection 1963 (2013): Eternal Circle (take 4, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963); Percy's Song (7:11 - take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963); That's All Right Mama (Arthur Crudup)/Sally Free And Easy (Cyril Tawney) (take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963); Hero Blues (take 3, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963); East Laredo Blues (take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963); Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag (take 2, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Oct 1963)


Vinyl and Tape Releases
Because of the length of this page, The Times They Are A Changin' CD releases are now here.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia CS 8905 (USA), 10 Feb 1964, reissued 1965, 1967:
For the mono release of CS 8905, Columbia CL 2105, see Mono Album Releases.


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)

The mono and stereo rear sleeves of CS 8905/CL 2105 were different on the initial release, but subsequent US album releases from 1965 onwards used the same sleeve for both mono and stereo versions as long as mono continued. Augie Krater has a stereo copy in the mono sleeve with a stereo sticker at bottom left.

The US stereo rear sleeve has the poems by Bob, "11 Outlined Epitaphs", subsequently published in his "Writings And Drawings" book and "Lyrics 1962-1985". The rear sleeve shows the first three and a half poems, which are continued on an insert.


Witmark Songbook (USA) - front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Witmark Songbook (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Witmark Songbook (USA) - inside page scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - mono front with stereo sticker, photo by Augie Krater

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of mono front with stereo sticker, scan by Augie Krater


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1964 release with demo stamp)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1964 release with demo stamp)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - rear photo by Henry V. Bell (1965/67 releases)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1964 release with "8")


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (1964 release - mono/stereo separate)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (1965/1967 releases - mono/stereo use same sleeve)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - insert side 1 photo by Henry V. Bell (all releases)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (copy with mixed labels)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (copy with mixed labels)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear scan, by Gerd Rundel (copy with mixed labels)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (black "STEREO"/arrows logo)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (white "STEREO"/arrows logo)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - insert side 2 photo by Henry V. Bell (all releases)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Henry V. Bell (1964 release - black "STEREO"/arrows logo)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Henry V. Bell (1964 release - black "STEREO"/arrows logo)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Henry V. Bell (1965 release - white "STEREO"/arrows logo)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Henry V. Bell (1965 release - "NONBREAKABLE" present, alternate 1965 release is the same)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Henry V. Bell (1965 release - white "STEREO"/arrows logo)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (alternate 1965 release - white "STEREO"/arrows logo, "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Henry V. Bell (1965 release - 1967 release is the same)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (alternate 1965 release - "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (alternate 1965 release - white "STEREO"/arrows logo, "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release - white "STEREO"/arrows logo without "NONBREAKABLE")


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker (alternate 1965 release - "6")


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release - "NONBREAKABLE" missing)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release - white "STEREO"/arrows logo without "NONBREAKABLE")

Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for scans of the Witmark US songbook. Henry V. Bell has two copies of CS 8905: the first has red Columbia labels with the "STEREO/360º SOUND" logos in black and matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1G, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1G. The second has the "STEREO/360º SOUND" logos in white and matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1E, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1E. Gerd Rundel has a copy of the 1964 release with a red demo stamp on the rear sleeve. The record has red Columbia labels with the "STEREO/360º SOUND" logos in black (same as the scans by Henry V. Bell) and matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1D, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1C. All the labels with black "STEREO/360º SOUND" logos have "NONBREAKABLE" to the left of the centre hole.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information that the label design with white arrows was introduced in Jul/Aug 1965 (Bringing It All Back Home had labels with black arrows on original release in Mar 1965, and Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds still had labels with black arrows on original release in Jun 1965).

Gerd Rundel also has a copy that belonged to rock critic Greil Marcus, author of "Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes", with the mono/stereo rear sleeve and mixed record labels - Side 1 has the 1964 label with the black "STEREO"/arrow logo while Side 2 has the 1965 label with the white "STEREO"/arrow logo. This copy is dated "1964" on the rear sleeve, which has a "6" at bottom right (this indicates it was made by Imperial Packing Co., Inc. of Indianapolis, IN). The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1E, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1E. This implies the second release could actually date from late 1964 rather than 1965. Thanks also to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Bill Hester for information about this item, which was previously on eBay. Gerd has another copy with the same "1E" matrix numbers with second release labels with white "STEREO"/arrow logos, "NONBREAKABLE" and without "MASTERWORKS" (as Henry V. Bell's 1965 copy shown). This copy comes in a first release sleeve with only the stereo catalogue number on the rear sleeve at top right. There is an "8" on the rear sleeve at bottom right - this indicates the sleeve was fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN.

Simon Blokker has a reissue copy from around 1965 where the sleeve is of composite construction and is not laminated. The rear sleeve has the mono catalogue number on the back and a "6" printed at bottom right - this indicates it is a reissue sleeve fabricated by Imperial Paper Box Corp. of Brooklyn, NY (original sleeves fabricated by them would have a "2"). The record labels have "NONBREAKABLE" to the left of the centre hole and "COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS" in the bottom text. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 75528-1E (stamped), plus a faint "sm III" (handwritten), Side 2 - XSM 75529-1E (stamped), plus a faint "sm II" (handwritten).

Hans Seegers knows of a copy of this album that is mispressed. Even though the labels are correct, it plays Side 2 on both sides! This copy has stamped matrix number XSM-75529-1K on both sides.

Hans Seegers has a copy released in 1967 of the version with the white "STEREO/360º SOUND" logos without "NONBREAKABLE" to the left of the centre hole. That has later matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1AB (stamped), Side 2 - XSM-75529-1AC (written). See The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan for more information about these 1960s US record label differences.


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - both copies)
Sergio Mariano Romay has two copies where the records have the 1967 labels as shown for Hans Seegers' copy above but come in 1969 inner sleeves. The front sleeves are the same but the rear sleeves are completely different - on the first copy the stereo information at the top is missing and there are both stereo and mono catalogue numbers under the Columbia logo at top right. This copy has an "A" at bottom right showing it's a reissue sleeve made at the Columbia plant, Terre Haute, IN. On the second rear sleeve the top stereo information is present, and there is only the stereo catalogue number under the Columbia logo at top right. This copy has an "S" at bottom right showing it's a reissue sleeve made at the Columbia plant, Santa Maria, CA.

The first copy has an inner sleeve showing Nashville Skyline on the second row of album illustrations on the front and "HHC 2" on the rear. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 – XSM 75228-1AC (stamped), Side 2 – XSM 75229-1AC (handwritten) plus "T" (stamped). The first copy has an inner sleeve showing Nashville Skyline on the third row of album illustrations on the front and "HHC 4" on the rear. The record of this copy also has matrix numbers: Side 1 – XSM 75228-1AC (stamped), Side 2 – XSM 75229-1AC (handwritten) plus "T" (stamped).


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 1)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 1, "A")

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 2)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 2, "S")

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 1)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 1)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 2)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 1, "HHC 2")

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 2)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 2)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 2)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 2, "HHC 4")


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 1)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1969? releases - copy 2)

Thanks to Henry V. Bell, Augie Krater, Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Daniel Maoz and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export), 1965(?):


Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - front scan by Ronald Born (1964/5 release with "CBS" and Swedish stickers)
The first copy shown is a US stereo copy of The Times They Are A-Changin' (CS 8905) sold in Sweden with a Swedish sticker to seal the record on both sides of the sleeve.
Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Ronald Born

Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - detail of front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Ronald Born


Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - detail of front with Swedish sticker, scan by Ronald Born


Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - rear scan by Ronald Born (1964/5 release with "CBS" and Swedish stickers)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - detail of rear with "CBS" sticker, scan by Ronald Born

Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - detail of rear with Swedish sticker, scan by Ronald Born

Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - detail of rear with "1" at bottom right, scan by Ronald Born

Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (1964 release - black "STEREO"/arrows logo with "CBS" sticker removed)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born (1964 release - black "STEREO"/arrows logo with "CBS" sticker)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Colin Baker (1965 release with "CBS" sticker)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - detail of rear, scan by Colin Baker (1965 release with "CBS" stickers)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - Side 1 scan by Colin Baker (1965 release - white "STEREO"/arrows logo with "CBS" sticker)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - Side 2 scan by Colin Baker (1965 release - white "STEREO"/arrows logo with "CBS" sticker)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA for export) - photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel (US release with "C.B.S." label stickers sold in Switzerland)

The rear sleeve of this copy is in the 1965/67 style as above and has a "1" printed at bottom right - this indicates it is a reissue sleeve fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co. of Terre Haute, IN, and several other locations. The grey/white CBS stickers are larger than the stickers on Colin Baker's copy. The Columbia logos are covered but not the word "Columbia" on the rear sleeve. The poems insert is included. The record labels have the 1964 black "STEREO"/arrows logo. The sticker on Side 1 was removed by a former owner, but Side 2 still has a shaped red sticker with a "CBS" logo. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers. Side 1 - XSM-75528-1G, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1G.


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Colin Baker (1965 release with "CBS" stickers)

Colin Baker has a UK-bought copy of the 1965 release with the white "STEREO"/arrows logo and "NONBREAKABLE" on the record labels. This copy has black/white "CBS" stickers covering the Columbia logos and the word "Columbia" in the text of the sleeve and a shaped sticker with three "CBS" logos covering "Columbia" on the record labels. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1K, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1G.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding a copy on eBay with white ring stickers with "C.B.S." round the outside of the labels. This was sold in Switzerland.

Thanks to Ronald Born, Colin Baker and Gerd Rundel for information and pictures.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP reissue, Columbia CS 8905 (USA), 1969/70:


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1969/70 release)

This variant dates from 1969/70 and comes in a sleeve with a light yellow tinge to the front. The rear sleeve has "1" printed at bottom right - this indicates it is a reissue sleeve originally fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co. of Terre Haute, IN, and several other locations. It comes with the poem insert. The record labels still have the design with the white "STEREO"/arrows logo. "CS 8905" to the left of the centre hole is now in italics, and below it is now printed “STEREO”. "SIDE 1/2" to the right of the centre hole is in capitals. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1L, Side 2 - XSM 75529-1AD.


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1969/70 release)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1969/70 release)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1969/70 release - both mono and stereo catalogue numbers)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1969/70 release - "1" at bottom right)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1969/70 release)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1969/70 release)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1969/70 release)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP reissues, Columbia CS 8905 (USA), early 1970s (two releases); Columbia KCS 8905 (USA), mid 1970s:

Columbia CS 8905 (USA), first early 1970s release:


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1970s release)
Gerd Rundel believes this copy follows the 1969/70 copy above and this is the first release with the new record label design with yellow Columbia logos in the circumference. The sleeve is the same as for the 1969/70 release above.
Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1970s release)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1970s release)

The record labels have the text left and right of the centre hole in italics (same as the 1969/70 release) and have "STEREO" below the catalogue number to the left of the centre hole. "SIDE 1/2" to the right of the centre hole is in capitals. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1AB, Side 2 - XSM 75529-1AD.

Columbia CS 8905 (USA), second early 1970s release:


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1970s release, dated "1971")

The album was reissued in the early 1970s with a record with red labels with yellow Columbia logos in a circle round the edge. Mark Steil's copy still has "CS 8905" on the sleeve and labels, but has the new style record labels. The catalogue number is still "CS 8905". The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528 1AD, Side 2 - XSM-75529 1AF.
Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1970s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1970s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1970s release, dated "1971")

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by
Gerd Rundel (second early 1970s release
- stereo catalogue number only)

Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1970s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1970s release)

Gerd Rundel has a similar copy to Mark's where the matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1AC (stamped), Side 2 - XSM-75529-1AC (handwritten). This copy comes in a generic Columbia US inner sleeve called "The Inner Sleeve" dated 1971 with details of contemporary Columbia US releases. I suspect this record came from a different Columbia US plant because of the different type face on the record labels and other differences from the labels of the albums shown immediately before and after. The record labels no longer have italic text left and right of the centre hole and the "STEREO" below the catalogue number to the left of the centre hole is missing. "Side 1/2" is in upper/lower case.

Columbia KCS 8905 (USA), mid 1970s:


Columbia KCS 8905 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (mid 1970s release)

The US stereo album was reissued in the mid 1970s as Columbia KCS 8905, again with red labels with yellow Columbia logos in a circle round the edge. The "STEREO" below the catalogue number to the left of the centre hole has returned! "SIDE 1/2" to the right of the centre hole is now back in capitals. The record of Hans Seegers' copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1AH, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1AG.


Columbia KCS 8905 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (mid 1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (mid 1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (mid 1970s release)

Columbia KCS 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (mid 1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (mid 1970s release)

Thanks to Mark Steil, Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP reissue, Columbia PC 8905 (USA), 1975:


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - front with "THE NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975 onwards)

This stereo album was again released as Columbia PC 8905 in 1975 with the KCS 8905 sleeve and again with red labels with yellow Columbia logos in a circle round the edge. The sleeve of Gerd Rundel's 1975 copy has "PC 8905" on the spine and only “8905” on the front, but the rear sleeve has no barcode. The "STEREO" below the catalogue number to the left of the centre hole is still printed, and "SIDE 1/2" to the right of the centre hole is again in capitals. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1AH, Side 2 - XSM 75529-2B. Sergio Mariano Romay has two copies of this reissue. One of them, still sealed, has a front sticker with “THE NICE PRICE”. The record of the other has these matrix numbers: Side 1 - X (crossed out) XSM 75528-1AK (stamped) and COLUMBIA NY (stamped too, but very faintly), Side 2 - XSM-75529-2B (stamped).


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - "THE NICE PRICE" front sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975 onwards)

Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 onwards)

Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 onwards)


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 onwards)


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 onwards)


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 onwards)


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - detail of spine, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975 onwards)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP reissue, Columbia JC 8905 (USA), 1980s:


Columbia JC 8905 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

The sleeve of the 1980s release has "JC 8905" on the spine but only “8905” on the front and rear. The rear sleeve has no barcode as on the later release below. The record labels look the same as the ones above but also have "JC 8905" instead of "PC 8905". The "STEREO" below the catalogue number to the left of the centre hole is still printed, and "SIDE 1/2" to the right of the centre hole is again in capitals. The copy of the record shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1AD, Side 2 - XSM 75529-1AH.


Columbia JC 8905 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - just "8905")

Columbia JC 8905 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia JC 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - just "8905" but no barcode)

Columbia JC 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia JC 8905 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - "JC 8905")

Columbia JC 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)


Columbia JC 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - 180gm stereo vinyl LP reissue, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-114 (USA), 1983:
A 2LP version running at 45 RPM was released in 2013, see below.


Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-114 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This release was produced under licence from Columbia. The sleeve has a black strip front and back with "ORIGINAL MASTER RECORDING" in white. The record was pressed in Japan and has white MFSL labels with written matrix numbers: MFSL-1-114-A/B-3 J. LEMAY/2 H 3 5/6/ 1". (This means the album was mastered by engineer John Lemay, whose name appears on many audiophile vinyl releases of the time.)
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-114 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-114 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-114 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP reissues, Columbia PC 8905 (USA), 1992 and 2001:


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - detail of front sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release on 180gm vinyl)

PC 8905 was reissued in 1992 with plain red labels and Columbia in white, the copy shown has written matrix numbers: Side 1 - <P.AP> XSM-75528-G1D, Side 2 - <P.AP> XSM-75529-G2D. The front and rear sleeves have only "8905" as the catalogue number and the rear sleeve has a barcode. This release was again reissued in 2001 on 180gm vinyl with the same matrix numbers.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Tinti & Hermoso for information, photos and scans. Thanks to Paul Prince for notifying me of the "gold plated" copy of the 2001 Columbia PC 8905 180gm vinyl release sold on eBay. The record is gold plated on Side 1 only. Unfortunately Columbia US have not released any copies like this. The sleeve looks genuine, but I'm told it is of inferior quality to the real thing, and was probably printed using a colour laser printer.


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release - just "8905" as above)


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1992 and 2001 releases)


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1992 and 2001 releases)


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release - just "8905" with barcode)


Columbia PC 8905 (USA) - fake copy with "gold plated" vinyl, picture from eBay (1990s release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - 180gm stereo test pressing and vinyl 2LP reissue, Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-421 (USA), 2013:


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-421 (USA) - picture from Mobile Fidelity web-site
This high quality audio 2LP set plays at 45 RPM and comes in a gatefold sleeve - scans of the commercial release required!
Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-421 (USA) - detail of Record 1 front scan by Gerd Rundel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-421 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-421 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (Side 4 is the same)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-421 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel

Gerd Rundel's test pressing was made by RTI (Record Technology Inc.) for Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. Each record comes in a plain white cut-out sleeve, but only the Record 1 sleeve has the stamped pressing date and catalogue number at front top right. Sides 1 and 3 have generic RTI labels dated 24 June 2013, while Sides 2 and 4 have plain white labels. The test pressing records have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - MFSL 2-421 A1 plus 22175.1 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 2 - MFSL 2-421 B1 plus 22175.2 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 3 - MFSL 2-421 C1 plus 22175.3 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 4 - MFSL 2-421 D1 plus 22175.4 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite. In the matrix numbers, “KW @ MoFi” means that the records were mastered by Krieg Wunderlich of Mobile Fidelity.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo 4-track tape cartridge, Columbia 14 10 0314 (USA), 1967:


Columbia 14 10 0314 (USA) - top of slipcase, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 14 10 0314 (USA) - reverse of slipcase, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 14 10 0314 (USA) - top of cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 14 10 0314 (USA) - reverse of cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 14 10 0314 (USA) - end of cartridge, scan by Hans Seeger

This is a very rare item! 4-track was a short-lived continuous tape format, quickly superseded by 8-track. It has only two "programs" per tape instead of four as in 8-track (see below). The cartridge is in green plastic, contained inside a black slipcase.

The running order is changed as follows, to make both programs of equal length. Only A Pawn In Their Game and When The Ship Comes In are omitted!

Program 1: The Times They Are A-Changin'; Boots Of Spanish Leather; The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll; Restless Farewell.
Program 2: Ballad Of Hollis Brown; With God On Our Side; One Too Many Mornings; North Country Blues.

For 1968 US and UK 8-track releases, which include Only A Pawn In Their Game and When The Ship Comes In, see below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo 8-track tape cartridge release, Columbia 18 10 0314 (USA), 1968, re-released mid 1970s:


Columbia 18 10 0314 (USA) - front of slipcase, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 18 10 0314 (USA) - rear of slipcase, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 18 10 0314 (USA) - top of cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 18 10 0314 (USA) - reverse of cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 18 10 0314 (USA) - end of cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers
8-track was a comparatively short-lived continuous tape cartridge format, with four stereo "programs" per tape. For a 1967 US 4-track release, which omits Only A Pawn In Their Game and When The Ship Comes In, see above. The 1968 cartridge is in red plastic, contained inside a black slipcase. It was released twice, first with two separate rear and end labels, then with a wrap-around end/rear label.

The Columbia House release (sealed, not shown) had a blue slipcase and a black cartridge. The mid-1970s Columbia release had a black cartridge (also not shown) and used the same black slipcase as the 1968 release. Rearranging the track order to make all four programs of roughly equivalent length defeated the tape compiler, so two tracks are split over two programs, even though the songs are reordered:

Program 1: The Times They Are A-Changin'; Ballad Of Hollis Brown; North Country Blues (Part 1).
Program 2: North Country Blues (Conclusion); With God On Our Side; One Too Many Mornings.
Program 3: Boots Of Spanish Leather; When The Ship Comes In; The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Part 1).
Program 4: The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Conclusion); Only A Pawn In Their Game; Restless Farewell.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia PCT 8905 (USA), 1970s, re-released 1980s:


Columbia PCT 8905 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)
These cassette releases have a single insert that is blank on the reverse. The 1970s cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels. The 1980s release has the same catalogue number and the same sized insert, now with a barcode. The 1980s cassette is now transparent smoked grey with white text, although the text layout looks identical to that of the previous release. Both cassettes have Dolby noise reduction.
Columbia PCT 8905 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)

Columbia PCT 8905 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)

Columbia PCT 8905 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia PCT 8905 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia PCT 8905 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia CS 8905 (Canada), 1964; Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada), mid-1970s:


Columbia CS 8905 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release, no printer details)


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release, includes printer details)

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release)


Columbia CS 8905 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release)

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release)

The record of the 1960s album has the same Columbia labels as the first US stereo release with black "STEREO"/arrows logo. There are no printer details on the rear sleeve, but the record labels have "PRINTED IN CAN.". Gerd Rundel's copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1K, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1H.

The 1970s album has red Columbia labels with yellow Columbia logos in a circle round the edge, as in the US version of KCS 8905 above. Differences in the front and rear sleeves from the US version are shown. The sleeve was printed by Shorepak, Canada. The insert with the continuation of the "11 Outlined Epitaphs" is on a thin card of approximately A4 size instead of a 12" x 12" paper sheet as in the US version. The bottom text on the record labels now has "MANUFACTURED BY CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.". Columbia Records of Canada Ltd. was renamed CBS Records Canada Ltd. in late 1976, so this release is after then.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden), mid-1970s:


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - front with "Columbia" logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - detail of front with "Columbia" logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - rear with "Columbia" logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - detail of rear with "Columbia" logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - Side 1 with "Columbia" logos obscured by white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - Side 2 with "Columbia" logos obscured by white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - detail of rear with "Columbia" logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

This copy was bought in Sweden. Every occurrence of "Columbia" on the front and rear sleeve has been blacked out with marker pen, and the record labels have white ring-shaped stickers hiding the ring of Columbia logos. Lars has a second copy with the same sleeve alterations but no stickers on the record labels.


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - front with sticker over "Columbia" logo, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - sticker over front "Columbia" logo, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - rear with sticker over "Columbia" logo, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - sticker over rear "Columbia" logo, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - Side 1 with "Columbia" logos obscured by black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - Side 2 with "Columbia" logos obscured by black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Lars has a third copy, also bought in Sweden, with black circular stickers over the Columbia logos on the front and rear of the sleeve, and black ring-shaped stickers on the record labels. This time the Columbia Canada copyright information at the bottom of the rear sleeve has not been obscured.


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - front with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - detail of front with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - front with two instances of "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - Side 1 with "Columbia" logos obscured by black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - Side 2 with "Columbia" logos obscured by black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)


Columbia KCS 8905 (Canada for export to Sweden) - detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Lars has a fourth Canadian export copy that differs from the third copy because this one does not have black circular stickers on the Columbia logos on the front and the rear sleeve. Instead the logos and "Columbia" in the text at the bottom of the rear sleeve has been erased with black ink. The record labels again have black ring-shaped stickers. The record has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 75528 1 A 2HK, Side 2 - XSM 75529 1A 2K. Note there is no “XSM” on Side 1.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo compact cassette, Columbia WCT 8965 (Canada), 1980s:


Columbia WCT 8965 (Canada) - insert scan by Jack Guerreiro
This release comes with minimal packaging with only the album sleeve and song titles on the insert, the reverse has the song titles only. The cassette is clear plastic with white text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Columbia WCT 8965 (Canada) - reverse of insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia WCT 8965 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 scan by Jack Guerreiro

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBPG 62251 (UK), May 1964, re-released 1964, 1965, 1975; CBS BPG 62251 (UK), 1979; CBS 32021 (UK), 1982 (twice), re-released 1984 and 1985:
For the mono release of this album, see Mono Album Releases.

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK), May 1964, re-released 1964, 1965:

The UK rear sleeve not only has no track times, but also short-changes the UK record-buying public by showing only "4 Outlined Epitaphs"! The rear sleeve showed poems 1, 2, 7 and 8, and there was no insert as with the US release. UK fans had to wait until the publication of the book "Writings And Drawings" in 1974 to get the full eleven!

1964 copies made by Philips:


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant made by Philips, front scan by Gerd Rundel ("STEREO"/arrows logo)

Mick Robinson has a copy of the first release which he believes was manufactured by Philips on behalf of CBS. It has a laminated paste-over sleeve with the black Stereo/arrows logo on the front only. The catalogue number on the record labels is "SBPG 62251". The Side 1 record label has "33" to the left of the centre hole and "SBPG-62251 1Y" plus "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" to the right of the centre hole, whereas the Side 2 label has "SBPG-62251 2Y" ("Y" was the Philips code for stereo.) The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62251 1Y// 1:420, Side 2 - SBPG 62251 2Y// 1:420. Gerd Rundel has a copy with identical record matrix numbers.

Gerd Rundel also has a copy with mixed record labels. It comes in a mono sleeve with a red stereo stamp on top of the rear sleeve, printed by Dawson Rossiter Ltd. Also the labels have different typeface and layout, the catalogue number is now "Sbpg 62251" and Side 1 has “33” playing speed and "SBPG-62251.1Y" plus "(P) 1964" while Side 2 has “33”, "SPBG 62251 B" and "(P) 1964" also. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62251 A4, Side 2 - SBPG 62251 B4. (These are CBS matrix numbers!)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant made by Philips, detail of front scan by Mick Robinson ("STEREO"/arrows logo)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, front scan by Gerd Rundel (mono sleeve with no "STEREO"/arrows logo)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, detail of rear scan by Gerd Rundel (red "STEREO"/arrows logo, "62251" below CBS logo)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant made by Philips, detail of rear scan by Mick Robinson (no "STEREO"/arrows logo, "SPBG 62251" and "CS 8905" to left of CBS logo)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant made by Philips, rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant made by Philips, detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (no printer's name)

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, detail of rear scan by Gerd Rundel (printer's name "Dawson Rossiter Ltd")

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 1 made by Philips, Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 1 made by Philips, detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel ("33")


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 1 made by Philips, detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel ("1Y")

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 1 made by Philips, Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 1 made by Philips, detail of Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel ("33")

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 1 made by Philips, detail of Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel ("2Y")

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, Side 1 Philips label scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, detail of Side 1 Philips label, scan by Gerd Rundel ("33")


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, detail of Side 1 Philips label, scan by Gerd Rundel ("1Y")

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, Side 2 CBS label, scan by Gerd Rundel (virtually the same as first release variant 3 below)

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, detail of Side 2 CBS label, scan by Gerd Rundel ("33")

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first/second release variant, detail of Side 2 CBS label, scan by Gerd Rundel ("B")

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 2 made by Philips, Side 1 (my copy)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 2 made by Philips, detail of Side 1 ("33" in different type face)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 2 made by Philips, detail of Side 1 ("1Y")

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 2 made by Philips, Side 2 (my copy)

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 2 made by Philips, detail of Side 2 ("33" in different type face)

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant 2 made by Philips, detail of Side 2 ("2Y")

In contrast my copy has Philips labels on both sides, again with catalogue number "Sbpg 62251". The Side 1 label is almost the same as Gerd's, except that "33" is in a different type face. The catalogue number to the right of the centre hole is "SBPG-62251.1Y" plus "(P) 1964" instead of "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964". The Side 2 label has "33" in the same type face as Side 1.  The catalogue number to the right of the centre hole is "SBPG-62251.2Y", again plus "(P) 1964". The record of my copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62251 A4, Side 2 - SBPG 62251 B5. (These are again CBS matrix numbers!)

1964 copies made by CBS (first release):

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CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release made by CBS, front scan by Hans Seegers (mono sleeve)
As CBS Records did not have a pressing plant in the UK at the time, my guess is these were actually made by Oriole Records, which CBS bought in Sep 1964. The test pressing shown of side 2 of the stereo album is single-sided and is blank on the reverse side. It has matrix number "62251 B2" (omitting the "SBPG").


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first` release made by CBS, rear scan by Hans Seegers (mono sleeve with sticker)


CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - Side 2 of test pressing, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - first release made by CBS, Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release made by CBS, detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (gold foil "Stereo" sticker and "62251" below CBS logo)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first release variant printed by Dawson Rossiter, detail of rear sleeve with red "STEREO"/arrows logo, scan by Mick Robinson ("62251" below CBS logo)

CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - first release made by CBS, detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers ("33")


CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - first release made by CBS, detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers ("A")


CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - first release made by CBS, Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first and second releases made by CBS, detail of rear scan by Hans Seegers (printer's name "Dawson Rossiter Ltd")

The first release of this stereo version of this album in 1964 used the UK mono sleeve with just a gold foil "Stereo" sticker on the back (some copies also have the UK mono sleeve without this sticker). The sleeve has three folded-over flaps and the text "Record Sleeve Printed and Made by Dawson Rossiter Ltd." at the bottom of the rear sleeve. The record had orange CBS labels with "33" on the left of the centre hole and matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62251 A +1, Side 2 - SBPG 62251 B2. To the right of the centre hole is "SBPG 62551 A/B" and "(P) 1964". Mick Robinson has a copy printed by Dawson Rossiter with red stereo arrows on the back, but not on the front, which is in fact a later variant of the first sleeve. The record of this copy has matt orange labels with "33" on Side 2 (first release) and "33" on Side 1 (second release). It appears this was produced when CBS were changing over from the first release to the second release!


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (Dawson Rossiter sleeve with "STEREO" sticker)

Lars M. Banke has a copy which is a mixture of the various editions already on the website. It looks mostly like a first CBS pressing, however there is no red stereo stamp on the rear sleeve, but a white/black stereo sticker. The catalogue number "62251" is below the CBS logo in the upper right corner of the rear sleeve. It again has mixed labels (the opposite of Mick Robinson's copy) with "SPBG 62251 A" on Side 1 (CBS), but "SPBG 62251.2Y" on Side 2 (Philips). The playing speed is “33” on side 1, but “33” on Side 2, so Side 1 is the same as Hans Seegers' copy immediately above and Side 2 is the same as my first release variant 2 Philips copy above as the labels have "(P) 1964" on both sides. The record matrix numbers are: Side 1 - SBPG 62251 A4, Side 2 - SBPG 62251 B4 (CBS matrix numbers).


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (Dawson Rossiter sleeve with "STEREO" sticker)

Jordi Badell has a copy of CBS SBPG 62251 with stereo/arrows logo on sleeve and rear as per the second release below. The rear sleeve has three folded-over flaps, and "SBPG 62251" and "CS 8905" to the left of CBS logo at the top right, the bottom left has the text "CBS is a trademark........." and bottom right "Warning: copyright subsists in all CBS recordings......." but there is no text "Dawson Rossiter Ltd" as above. The record has orange CBS labels with "33" to the left of the centre hole. On the right of the centre hole is "SBPG 62251 (CS 8905)" in two lines, below that "Blossom Music Ltd" in two lines and below that "SBPG 62251 A" "P 1964" also in two lines. The record is as the first release except for the upper SBPG, without a big "S" (all four letters in smaller size) and the matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 75528-1L, Side 2 - XSM 75529-1G both stamped. All other UK stereo editions have "62251" in the matrix number, this record uses the US matrix numbers.


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first CBS release variant, front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first CBS release variant, rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first CBS release variant, detail of rear scan by Gerd Rundel (black "STEREO"/arrows logo, "SPBG 62251" and "CS 8905" to left of CBS logo)

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first CBS release variant, Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - first CBS release variant, Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Gerd Rundel has a copy of the exact variant described with the same sleeve, record labels and matrix numbers, illustrated above.

1964 onwards copies made by CBS (second and third releases):


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - second release, front photo by Henry V. Bell

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - second release, rear photo by Henry V. Bell

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - second release, detail of front sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers ("STEREO"/arrows logo)

CBS S
BPG 62251 (UK) - second release, Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

CBS S
BPG 62251 (UK) - second release, Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - second release, detail of rear sleeve with black "STEREO" logo, scan by Hans Seegers ("SBPG 62251" to the left of CBS logo, no "CS 8905")


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - third release, detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (printer's name)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - third release, Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - third release, Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

The second 1960s stereo release of the album, also from 1964, has the "STEREO"/arrows logo on the front and rear sleeves. The sleeve again has three folded-over flaps. The record has orange CBS label with a different type face for the song titles and "33⅓" on the left of the centre hole and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62251 A4, Side 2 - SBPG 62251 B4. Henry V. Bell has a copy of this album with the first record but the second sleeve, so there was some overlap.

The third 1960s stereo release of the album, in 1965, has no stereo indications on the sleeve. The CBS logo on the front is smaller. This sleeve was printed by Shorewood Packaging Co. The record labels are the same as for the second release, but in a much lighter orange. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62251 A4, Side 2 - SBPG 62251 B5.

CBS S BPG 62251/CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK), 1975:
 

CBS S BPG 62251/CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1975 variants)
The next release of CBS SBPG 62251 is from 1975, and has orange/yellow CBS 1970s-style labels. The front sleeve has no "STEREO"/arrows logo. The rear sleeve has catalogue number of just "62251" and the printer's name is absent. There are two record label variants, the first was bought in Jun 1975. The second 1975 labels appear to have much blacker text, although this just may be a printing issue. There are differences in the text layout to the left and right of the centre hole, and the song title listing is also different.
CBS S BPG 62251/CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1975 variants - catalogue number just "62251", no "STEREO"/arrows logo)

CBS S BPG 62251/CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1975 variants)

CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1975 variant)


CBS S BPG 62251/CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both 1975 variants, catalogue number just "62251")


CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1975 variant)

CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 variant)

CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1975 variant)

CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 variant)


CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1975 variant)


CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 variant)

CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 variant)

The catalogue number of the first 1975 release is listed on the record labels as "S BPG 62251" but on the second 1975 release it's listed as "Sbpg 62251". The second label surprisingly has a small text catalogue number "SBPG 62251.1Y" (the Philips format number) to the left of the centre hole. The records of both copies shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62251 A4, Side 2 - SBPG 62251 B5 (as for the third 1960s release above).

CBS S BPG 62251 (UK), 1979:

CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1979 release)
This copy comes in the same sleeve as the two 1975 releases above. On the front of the sleeve, the CBS and “STEREO”/arrows logos have been obscured (but the CBS logo has been re-printed over). See the 1979 BPG 62251 detail front scan below.


CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1979 release - "LC|0149" capsule on right)


CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1979 release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom)


CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1979 release)

There is no "LC|0149" capsule on the rear sleeve at bottom right. The spine text is "CBS   BOB DYLAN   THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’   62251". The orange/yellow CBS 1970s-style labels are the same as those of the next release shown apart from the stereo catalogue number of "S BPG 62251". The labels now have "LC|0149" in a capsule on the second line to the right of the centre hole. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S 62251 A5, Side 2 - CBS-S -62251-B-7.

CBS BPG 62251 (UK), 1979 (two variants):
 

CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1979 releases)

This next release, also from 1979, was surprisingly renumbered CBS BPG 62251 (the old mono catalogue number). The record has virtually identical orange/yellow CBS 1970s-style labels to those of the previous copy shown, but they are a lighter orange. The labels again have "LC|0149" in a capsule on the second line to the right of the centre hole.


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (1979 releases, "LC|0149" capsule)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1979 releases)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1979 releases)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1979 releases)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1979 release)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1979 release - "LC|0149" capsule on right)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1979 release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" still at bottom)

CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1979 release)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1979 release)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1979 release - "MADE IN ENGLAND now in circumference text)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1979 release - "LC|0149" capsule again on right)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1979 release)

The record of Hans Seegers' copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62251 (stamped), CBS S 32021 A6 (handwritten); Side 2 - 62251 (stamped), CBS S 32021 B4 (handwritten), including the catalogue number of the next CBS 32021 release. The rear sleeve now has "LC|0149" in a capsule at bottom right, but is otherwise the same as for the two 1975 releases and the first 1979 release shown above.

Gerd Rundel points out that the front sleeve of the 1975 release is different from that of the first 1979 release: the 1975 release front has the CBS logo and “62251” at top left, the first 1979 release front has "CBS" and the "STEREO"/arrows logo obscured.

Gerd Rundel has a copy with the same sleeve and catalogue number “BPG 62251” on the labels but different from Hans' copy. There is no text at the bottom of the labels and “MADE IN ENGLAND” is now in the circumference text. On the front of the sleeve the "CBS" and "STEREO"/arrows logos have been obscured. The rear sleeve has “LC|0149” at bottom right. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-32021-A4 (handwritten), Side 2 - 62251 (stamped) and below CBS S 32021 B4 (handwritten).

CBS 32021 (UK), 1982, re-released 1984 and 1985:
 

CBS 32021 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (all 1980s releases)


CBS 32021 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (all 1980s releases)


CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (all 1980s releases, new catalogue number "32021")


CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (all 1980s releases, new catalogue number "32021")


CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (all 1980s releases)


CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1982 release)

CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1982 release)


CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1982 release)

The release from 1982 now has a new catalogue number, CBS 32021. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with catalogue number “CBS 32021” to the right of the centre hole and "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom. It comes in a new sleeve with catalogue number "32021" at front top left and rear top right. The same sleeve was also used for the later 1980s releases below. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 32021 A6, Side 2 - CBS S 32021 B2.


S CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Derek Davies (alternate first 1982 release)

The next vinyl release could be from the same time in 1982 and came in the same sleeve. The record has orange/yellow CBS 1980s-style labels with "MADE IN ENGLAND" still at the bottom.


S CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Derek Davies - (alternate first 1982 release, "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom)


S CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Derek Davies - (alternate first 1982 release, layout exactly the same as the first 1982 release except for the catalogue number)


S CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Derek Davies (alternate first 1982 release)

The catalogue number on the record labels to the right of the centre hole is now “S CBS 32021”. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 62551 A5, Side 2 - CBS S 62551 B7. This is the equivalent of the 1982 Irish releases below.


CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1982 release)

CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1982 release, no text at bottom)

CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1982 release, "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)

CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1982 release, same as first)

CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1982 release)

CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third 1982 release)


CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third 1982 release, CBS copyright info at bottom)


CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third 1982 release, "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)


CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third 1982 release, same as first)


CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (third 1982 release)

Between this release and the 1984 release with red record labels listed below, there are two later releases of CBS 32021 (no "S"), still with orange/yellow CBS record labels, where "MADE IN ENGLAND" has been moved to the circumference text. These releases comes in the same sleeve as listed for all 1980s releases. The first of these (described as the second 1982 release) has no text at the bottom of the labels. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62251 (stamped) and below CBS S 32021 A6 (handwritten), Side 2 - 62251 (stamped) and below CBS S 32021 B4 (handwritten). The second of these (described as the third 1982 release) now has CBS copyright information at the bottom of the labels. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62251 (stamped) and below CBS S 32021 A6 (handwritten), Side 2 - CBS 32021 B3 (handwritten).


CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release,  layout exactly the same as the first 1982 release)

CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release, CBS copyright info at bottom)

CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release, "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference)

CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

This 1984 copy comes in the same sleeve as shown for the previous 1980s releases but the record now has red CBS labels with "MADE IN ENGLAND" moved to the circumference text on the right. The labels look the same as those of the 1985 copy below except for two differences: the catalogue number to the right of the centre hole has reverted to “CBS 32021” while Hans' 1985 copy has “S CBS 32021”; the CBS copyright info is printed at the bottom while Hans' copy has it in the circumference text with "MADE IN ENGLAND". The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 32021 A4 (handwritten), Side 2 - CBS S 32021 B4 (handwritten), 62251 (stamped).


S CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)


S CBS 32021 (UK) - 1985 release, detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release - layout exactly the same as the 1984 release except for the catalogue number)


S CBS 32021 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release, no text at bottom)

S CBS 32021 (UK) - 1985 release, detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release, "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference)

S CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)

The final vinyl release was in 1985. It again has red CBS 1980s-style labels with "S CBS 32021" to the right of the centre hole like the 1982 release. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is now in the circumference text on the right along with CBS copyright information. The circumference text is now in a much bolder white. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 32021-A4, Side 2 - CBS 32021-B5.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Mick Robinson, Henry V. Bell, Derek Davies, Lars M. Banke and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - 180gm stereo vinyl LP reissue, Simply Vinyl SVLP 0031/Columbia 62551 (UK), 1999:


Simply Vinyl SVLP 0031/Columbia 62551 (UK) - front scan by Dag Braathen
The record of this 180gm vinyl release from Simply Vinyl on behalf of Columbia has white Columbia labels and the original 62551 UK catalogue number. There is a barcode on the rear sleeve.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for information and scans.


Simply Vinyl SVLP 0031/Columbia 62551 (UK) - rear scan by Dag Braathen


Simply Vinyl SVLP 0031/Columbia 62551 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Dag Braathen


Simply Vinyl SVLP 0031/Columbia 62551 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Dag Braathen


Simply Vinyl SVLP 0031/Columbia 62551 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Dag Braathen


Simply Vinyl SVLP 0031/Columbia 62551 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Dag Braathen


Simply Vinyl SVLP 0031/Columbia 62551 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Dag Braathen


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo 8-track tape cartridge releases, CBS 18 10 0314 (USA for UK), 1968; CBS 42-62251 (UK), late 1960s:

CBS 18 10 0314 (USA for UK), 1968:


CBS 18 10 0314 (USA for UK) - front of slipcase with cut-out, scan by Manuel García Jara
This very rare cartridge is the first 8-track tape ever released in the UK. It was bought there in 1968 and it is still sealed. It has a generic CBS UK slipcase with "Made in England" on the rear. The cut-outs on the front and rear of the slipcase don't match exactly the artwork of the tape; it is because this tape was made in the USA for export to the UK and the design of US and UK cartridges were different.
CBS 18 10 0314 (USA for UK) - rear of slipcase with cut-out, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 18 10 0314 (USA for UK) - top of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 18 10 0314 (USA for UK) - reverse of tape cartridge with "CBS" sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara ("MADE IN U.S.A.")


CBS 18 10 0314 (USA for UK) - spine of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 18 10 0314 (USA for UK) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

Apart from colour, the tape itself is the same as that of the US release above with "Made in USA" on the rear, embossed on the light brown cartridge. There is also a sticker on the rear cartridge label with "CBS Stereo" and the CBS logo covering the original "Columbia TC8" of this US tape. The tracks are reordered (with two split across programs) as the US release:

Program 1: The Times They Are A-Changin'; Ballad Of Hollis Brown; North Country Blues (Part 1).
Program 2: North Country Blues (Conclusion); With God On Our Side; One Too Many Mornings.
Program 3: Boots Of Spanish Leather; When The Ship Comes In; The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Part 1).
Program 4: The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Conclusion); Only A Pawn In Their Game; Restless Farewell.

CBS 42-62251 (UK), late 1960s:


CBS 42-62251 (UK) - top of cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 42-62251 (UK) - reverse of cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 42-62251 (UK) - end of cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers

The later UK CBS release now has a tape cartridge made in the UK. The copy shown does not have a slipcase.

The tracks are reordered (with two split across programs) as the US release and the 1968 release above.

David Burgess has a Jun 1970 CBS UK leaflet advertising the release of Self Portrait that lists an 8-track stereo tape cartridge CBS 42-62251, so it was still on sale then.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo compact cassette releases, CBS 40-62251 (UK), mid 1970s, re-released late 1970s; CBS 40-32021 (UK), 1982, re-released mid-1980s:

CBS 40-62251 (UK), mid 1970s, re-released late 1970s:


CBS 40-62251 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (mid 1970s release)

CBS 40-62251 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (mid 1970s release)

CBS 40-62251 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (mid 1970s release)

CBS 40-62251 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (mid 1970s release)

CBS 40-62251 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, photo by Jon Hopkins (late 1970s release)

CBS 40-62251 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, photo by Jon Hopkins (late 1970s release)

CBS 40-62251 (UK) - cassette Side 1 photo by Jon Hopkins (late 1970s release - LP Side 2)

CBS 40-62251 (UK) - cassette Side 2 photo by Jon Hopkins (late 1970s release - LP Side 1)

Dr. Walter Roedl has a copy of a mid 1970s cassette release that has a folded card insert which includes the poem "Epitaph" on the inside. The cassette is white with orange CBS paper labels. The cassette's tracks have been reordered to make both sides similar lengths.

The second release of CBS 40-62251 can be dated to after 1977 because Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL), the UK music licensing company and performance rights organisation, moved from Oxford Street in London to Ganton Street in 1977, and the inside of the cassette insert now has the Ganton Street address. This late 1970s cassette release has a shorter card insert which does not now include the poem "Epitaph". The cassette is light grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. The late 1970s release track order is unusual in that Side 1 of the cassette is Side 2 of the LP, and Side 2 of the cassette is Side 1 of the LP. The cassette now has Dolby noise reduction.

CBS 40-32021 (UK), 1982, re-released mid-1980s:


CBS 40-32021 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1982 release - no anti-counterfeit printing)

CBS 40-32021 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1982 release)

CBS 40-32021 (UK) - detail of inside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1982 release - Blossom Music credit and "(P) 1964 CBS Inc.")

CBS 40-32021 (UK) - cassette Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1982 release - LP Side 2)

CBS 40-32021 (UK) - cassette Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1982 release - LP Side 1)

CBS 40-32021 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release with anti-counterfeit printing on left)

CBS 40-32021 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS 40-32021 (UK) - detail of inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release - Blossom Music credit and "(P) 1964 CBS Inc." missing)

CBS 40-32021 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release - same as 1982 release)

CBS 40-32021 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release - same as 1982 release)

The 1982 cassette release uses the catalogue number of "32021" that was introduced in 1982 for LPs. It has the late 1970s shorter card insert. The cassette is again light grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. The 1982 release track order is the same as the late 1970s release of CBS 40-62251, with Sides 1 and 2 reversed. Manuel's later release has the same cassette but the outside of the insert now has anti-counterfeit printing on the left. The inside of the insert is for some reason missing the credit to Blossom Music Ltd. and "(P) 1964 CBS Inc.".

Thanks to Dr. Walter Roedl, Manuel García Jara, Jon Hopkins and Paul Shenton for information and pictures.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, S CBS 32021 (Ireland), 1982:


S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (normal Side 2)

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (normal Side 2)

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (normal Side 1)

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - alternate Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (normal Side 2)

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - detail of alternate Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (normal Side 2)

S CBS 32021 (Ireland) - alternate Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (normal Side 1)

The sleeves of these rare albums are the same as the 1980s UK sleeves above with catalogue number "32021". The labels are orange/yellow. Unusually, Sides 1 and 2 are switched!

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for scans of a copy with a slightly different label, which may be earlier. The second copy has "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom and different circumference text. Sides 1 and 2 are again switched. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 32021-A, Side 2 -CBS 32021-B.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBP-233107 (Australia), 1965, re-released late 1960s, mid 1970s, late 1970s:
For the mono release of this album, see Mono Album Releases.

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - 1960s releases:


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (1960s release)
The very collectable 1960s release has a gatefold sleeve with the "11 Outlined Epitaphs" Dylan poems inside and the record has orange CBS labels. The first 1960s release has the Australian distributor Allan's logo on the labels, on the second it is missing. (Allan's were music publishers in Australia for Bob Dylan records between 1965 and 1969, so this release is after then.)

The record of the first release shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX 143305 C, Side 2 - MX 143305 C. The record of the second 1960s release has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX 143305 E, Side 2 - MX 143305 C.


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (1960s gatefold release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - inside scan by Stuart Moore (1960s gatefold release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release, Allan's logo)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release, Allan's logo)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (second 1960s release, no Allan's logo)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (second 1960s release, no Allan's logo)

All the record labels above have round the circumference at the bottom the text "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS" without a CBS copyright. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS. A.R.C. changed its name to CBS Records Australia Limited on 17 Oct 1977, and after that date the longer bottom edge text as on the late 1970s labels below includes the CBS copyright information. (Stuart Moore says that the label change may not have occurred till late 1978 or early 1979, Bob Dylan At Budokan from 1978 still does not have a CBS copyright nor does Masterpieces, Slow Train Coming from 1979 does have the CBS copyright.)

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - mid 1970s/late 1970s releases:


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release)
The album was re-released in the mid 1970s The record has orange/yellow 1970s-style labels with songs credited to "Allan" and the labels of first copy shown still have the shorter copyright text. The second copy shown appears to have the same sleeve. The record labels of the second copy now have the longer copyright text as described above, although the songs are still credited to "Allan", as for the promo "Two For One" copy below, so it must date from the same time.

The record of the first copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX 143305 E, Side 2 - MX 143305 C (same as the last of the orange-labelled copies). The record of the second copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX 143305-F, Side 2 - MX 143305 D.


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release
- short copyright text)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release - short copyright text)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release - long copyright text)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - late 1970s "Two For One" release:


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s  "Two For One" release)
The album was released in the late 1970s as a "Two For One" (CBS 241056) in a gatefold sleeve with Bob Dylan, the commercial record again has orange/yellow 1970s-style labels, this time with songs credited to "Warner Bros". The promo record has white CBS Records Australia promo labels with the songs still credited to "Allan". All the record labels have the longer copyright text as shown above.

Stuart Moore's copy of The Times They Are A-Changin' has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX143305- F, Side 2 - MX143306 D.


CBS 241056 (Australia) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two For One" release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two For One" promo release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two For One" promo release)


CBS 241056 (Australia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two For One" release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s  "Two For One" commercial release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s  "Two For One" commercial release)

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - "Nice Price" late 1970s release:
 

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)
This late 1970s copy was released around the same time as the "Two For One" release above. The front sleeve has a red and yellow "Nice Price" sticker, and the rear sleeve is the same as in the inner gatefold sleeve. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with the longer copyright text at the bottom, as described above. They look the same as the late 1970s copy above with the songs still credited to "Allan", but they are quite different from the labels of the record in the commercial "Two For One" set, where the songs are credited to "Warner Bros". This copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX143305-F  SBP 233107-1, Side 2 - MX143306 0  SBP 233107-2.

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - front sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release - longer copyright text)

CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

Thanks to Stuart Moore, Peter Lindberg and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo compact cassette releases, Rainbow RSV 054 (Australia), 1980s:


Rainbow RSV 054 (Australia) - cassette insert scan by Dag Braathen (first release)

Rainbow RSV 054 (Australia) - detail of cassette insert scan by Dag Braathen (first release)

Rainbow RSV 054 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Dag Braathen (first release)

Rainbow RSV 054 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Dag Braathen (first release)

Rainbow RSV 054 (Australia) - cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


Rainbow RSV 054 (Australia) - detail of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


Rainbow RSV 054 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Rainbow RSV 054 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

These budget cassettes with Dolby noise reduction were released in Australia by the Rainbow Music Group, Sydney, licensed by CBS. The first release cassette is of white plastic with blue text, there are no paper labels. The second release cassette is now on chrome tape and has a different insert. The cassette is of black plastic with silver text, there are again no paper labels.

Thanks to Dag Braathen and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS CS 8905 (Malaysia), 1965:


CBS CS 8905 (Malaysia) - front photo by Paul Prince

This album bought in Malaysia is the 1965 release of Columbia CS 8905 with the white stereo logo on the labels without the arrows and the rear sleeve with both the stereo and mono catalogue numbers at top right (also see above).


CBS CS 8905 (Malaysia) - detail of front, photo by Paul Prince

CBS CS 8905 (Malaysia) - detail of rear, photo by Paul Prince

CBS CS 8905 (Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS CS 8905 (Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

The Columbia logos on the front and rear of the imported US sleeve have been covered by CBS stickers and the record labels have three printed CBS logos. Matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XSM 75528, Side 2 - XSM 75529, both handwritten. The album includes the US insert.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information that the sleeves and records (without labels) were imported from the USA, but the CBS record labels were printed locally. Thanks to Paul Prince and Gerd Rundel for information and pictures.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS CS 8905 (Singapore), 1965:


CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (copies 1 and 3)

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (all copies)

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (copies 1 and 3)

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (copies 1 and 3)

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (copies 1 and 3)

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (all copies - "PRINTED IN USA" and "1")

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - front with CBS stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (copy 2)

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - detail of front with three tiny CBS stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (copy 2)

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - rear with CBS sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (copy 2)

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - detail of rear with larger CBS sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (copy 2)


CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1 - "Nonbreakable", song titles left aligned)


CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (variants 1 and 2 -"Nonbreakable")


CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1 - "Nonbreakable", song titles left aligned)


CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 2 - "Nonbreakable", song titles centred)

CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 2 - "Nonbreakable", song titles centred)


CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3 - "Nonbreakable" missing, song titles centred)


CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3 -"Nonbreakable" missing)


CBS CS 8905 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3 - "Nonbreakable" missing, song titles centred)

These releases again have the same imported US sleeve and insert, but on the copies 1 and 3 the Columbia logos have not been covered with stickers. The labels of all three copies have the three "CBS" logos as the Malaysian copy above. All three variants have the white stereo logo without the arrows. The first variant has the word "Nonbreakable" to the left of the centre hole and the song titles are left aligned. The second variant still has the word "Nonbreakable" to the left of the centre hole but the song titles are centred and printed much lower. The third variant does not have the word "Nonbreakable" to the left of the centre hole and the song titles are again centred.

The record of the first copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528   C-608, Side 2 - XSM-75529   C-609. The record of the third copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528, Side 2 - XSM-75529, the same as the Malaysia copy above.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information that the sleeves and records (without labels) were imported from the USA, but the CBS record labels were printed locally. CBS had a record pressing facility in Singapore from 1967, so records after that were sourced locally. The rear sleeves of all three copies have a "1" printed at bottom right - this indicates they are reissue sleeves fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co. of Terre Haute, IN, and several other locations.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Lars M. Banke for further information and scans.


"Bob Dylan!/Vol. 4" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS YS-641-C (Japan), Jul 1966:

All Japanese Dylan releases before 1968, when Sony took over Columbia/CBS, were in stereo. All these Japanese CBS releases are very collectable and come with unique sleeve photos, inserts and booklets.

For the Japanese CBS Bob Dylan and Bob Dylan Vol. 2 albums, which were compilations, see International Album Releases (Other Dylan Compilations). For Bob Dylan Vol. 3, Vol. 5 and Vol. 6, which were also rebadged regular albums, see their respective album pages of International Albums (Regular). Vol. 3 was the first album Bob Dylan, Vol. 5 and Vol. 6 were the two halves of Blonde On Blonde.


CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers

This release, with an exclusive anachronistic sleeve, is the regular 1964 The Times They Are A-Changin' album! The promo release shown has the same sleeve as the commercial release. There is a lyrics insert and the record comes in a CBS Japan picture sleeve with details of contemporary CBS Japan albums.

For later Japanese releases of this album by CBS/Sony with the regular sleeve and title see below.


CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - front of obi, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - rear of obi, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - insert front scan by Gerd Rundel

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CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

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CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

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CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Picture of Taiwanese pirate release from eBay
A pirate release of this album on coloured vinyl entitled Bob Dylan Vol. 1 was issued in Taiwan by First Records -who have no link with CBS/Columbia. This is included here in response to queries and for completeness. The reproduction of the sleeve is very poor.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux and Scott Smith for information and to Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for further information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS S 62251 (NL), 1967 (five variants), re-released 1975; CBS 32021 (NL), 1985, re-released late 1980s; Columbia 32021 1 (NL), 1991; Columbia 467175 1 (NL for Europe), 1990s:

CBS S 62251 (NL), 1967-75 (five variants):


CBS S 62251 (NL) - front of first 1967 release with yellow sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of front of first 1967 release with yellow sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - rear of first 1967 release with yellow sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of first 1967 release with yellow sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of first 1967 release, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - front of insert for all releases, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - rear of insert for all releases, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of first 1967 release, scan by Hans Seegers (no Stereo information at bottom right)

The 1967 album has five sleeve variants, all with the same insert and record. The record has orange CBS labels with handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - ST-62251 A, Side 2 - ST-62251 B. The insert continues the "11 Outlined Epitaphs".

The first 1967 variant uses what looks like a mono sleeve with yellow stickers with the CBS "STEREO"/arrows logo on the front and back. The sleeve has folded-over flaps on three sides. The mystery is that this sleeve was never actually used for the Dutch mono record - the mono sleeve was open on three sides in a plastic sleeve (a design unique to Holland).
 

CBS S 62251 (NL) - front of second 1967 release with yellow/black record store sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of front of second 1967 release with printed "STEREO" logo, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of front of second 1967 release with yellow/black record store sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS S 62251 (NL) - rear of second 1967 release, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (first 1967 variant as above)

CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (first 1967 variant as above)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of second 1967 release, scan by Lars M. Banke (Stereo information at bottom right)

Lars M. Banke has a copy of the Dutch The Times They Are A-Changin' album which is a combination of the first and the second variants of the 1967 album: the sleeve is the second variant with three folded-over flaps on the rear, and has the "STEREO"/arrows logo printed on the front and rear (not a sticker), like the detail scans from Hans Seegers below. However, the record labels are the first variant with the "(P) 1967" text on the left of the centre hole on two lines and the “P” not in a circle. The record matrix numbers are again Side 1 - ST 62251 A, Side 2 - ST 62251 B. The front sleeve has a yellow and black record store sticker with price 9.90 guilders (€4.49).


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of second 1967 release (new stereo-related text), scan by Hans Seegers (top right)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of second 1967 release with printed "STEREO" logo, scan by Hans Seegers (top centre)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of second 1967 release ("NL" at bottom right), scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of front of second 1967 release with printed "STEREO" logo, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1967 variant)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of third 1967 release with printed "STEREO" logo, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of third 1967 release with "NL" vertically at bottom right, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of fourth 1967 release ("NL" missing from bottom right), scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of fifth 1967 release, photo by Nicolas Louvet ("B")


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of fifth 1967 release with "NL PRINTED IN HOLLAND" vertically at bottom right, photo by Nicolas Louvet

The second 1967 release uses the same sleeve with three folded-over flaps, but has printed "STEREO" logos on the front and back. Three details from the second sleeve are shown.

Gerd Rundel has a copy of the album with a third sleeve variant and with a variant label with different publishing text to the left of the centre hole. The standard label has "P" with "1967" underneath it as shown, the variant label has "(P) 1967" on one line. This release has a fully laminated sleeve with no folded-over flaps. The only differences in the fourth release sleeve are that the sleeve has only two folded-over flaps and the "NL" is missing from the bottom right of the rear sleeve.

Nicolas Louvet has a fifth 1960s variant sleeve with printed "STEREO" logos on the front and back, no folded-over flaps, a "B" in the top right hand corner of the rear sleeve, and "NL PRINTED IN HOLLAND" at bottom right. The record has the second 1960s labels variant as Gerd Rundel's copy above.

CBS S 62251 (Spain for NL), 1973:
 

CBS S 62251 (Spain for NL/NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain for NL/NL) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain for NL/NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain for NL/NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain for NL/NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release, same as second 1967 variant above)

CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release, same as second 1967 variant above)

Manuel García Jara has two different releases, both were bought in Paris in January of 1974 and both have an identical sleeve. The sleeve doesn't match any other on this page. It is not laminated and the rear has no folded-over flaps. The "STEREO"/arrows logo is present on the front and rear of the sleeve; "NL printed in holland" is on the rear, printed vertically (as Nicholas Louvet's copy), and there is also a "Y" in a circle at rear top left (where Nicholas Louvet's copy has a "B").

The first record was made in Spain and has "MADE IN SPAIN" on the labels. They differ from Spanish labels because the copyright text in the circumference is in English, not Spanish, and instead of the Spanish "SGAE" copyright logo, these labels have "C.C. BIEM". However, the tracklist text has been written in the same typeface as the Spanish release and even with the same distribution of tracks per lines. The most noticeable similarity to Spanish labels is that the album and track title have the typical Spanish mistake "...CHANGIN!" instead of "CHANGIN'", present on several Spanish records and tapes of the time. The matrix numbers (Side 1 - XSM 75528-1AF, Side 2 - XSM 75529-1AD) are identical to those of the first Spanish release made by CBS itself below (at the time the masters used by CBS in Spain were sent directly from the USA).

The second record was made in Holland and has the "second 1967 variant" design of labels as above. The matrix numbers are: Side 1 - S-62251-1A-1 (stamped) plus "H" in a circle (handwritten); Side 2: SBPG 62251 B4 (stamped) These matrix numbers are different from other reported records in this entry. As far as Manuel knows, this "second 1967 variant" was the standard Dutch design of labels and it was used for several reissues from 1967 to 1975 (which explains the variations of rear sleeve). Some of those sleeves shown here as "five 1967 sleeve variants" could be later variants used for the reissues and not actually from 1967. More information required!

CBS S 62251 (NL), 1975:
 


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

The 1975 release of CBS S 62251 has the same front sleeve as the second and third 1967 releases. Differences in the rear sleeve are shown above and on either side. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels. Gerd Rundel has a copy of the 1975 release with the same record labels but in an alternate sleeve with "60" in a circle in the top right hand corner instead of what looks like a capital "I".


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear of alternate 1975 release, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS S 62251 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

CBS 32021 (NL), 1985 (two variants):
 

CBS 32021 (NL) - front with "NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first 1985 release)

CBS 32021 (NL) - front "NICE PRICE" sticker scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first 1985 release)

CBS 32021 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (second 1985 release)


CBS 32021 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (both 1985 releases - CBS and "STEREO" logos obscured)


CBS 32021 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both 1985 releases)


CBS 32021 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both 1985 releases - "CB|211")


CBS 32021 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first 1985 release)


CBS 32021 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first 1985 release - no "*" above "1")


CBS 32021 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first 1985 release)


CBS 32021 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second 1985 release)


CBS 32021 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1985 release with "*" above "1")

CBS 32021 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (second 1985 release)

The 1985 release was renumbered CBS 32021. This sleeve was also used for the 1985 Greek release (see below). On front of the Dutch sleeve the CBS and "STEREO"/arrows logos are obscured. A rear sleeve difference from the Greek sleeve below is a tiny detail on the back - the number in the capsule is "CB|211" as opposed to "CB|231". The record still has orange/yellow CBS labels.

Although bought in Italy in 1987, I believe Sergio Mariano Romay's copy is earlier. It has a “NICE PRICE” sticker attached to the front sleeve. The rear sleeve is as shown. The record labels are the same as those of Hans Seegers' copy but the asterisks that are printed above the side number to the right of the centre hole are missing. From the evidence of other releases, the labels with the asterisks are later. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-62251-2A-1  A, Side 2 - NL  01-62251-2B-1  B.

CBS 32021 (NL), late 1980s:
 

CBS 32021 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

The late 1980s Dutch release now has a record with red CBS labels. The rear sleeve has "CB|231" at top right (like the 1985 Greek release) while the 1985 release above has "CB|211". The record comes in a “NICE PRICE” inner sleeve. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-62251-2A-1 (stamped), 01-32021-2A-1 (handwritten), Side 2 - 01-62251-2B-1 (stamped), 01-32021-2B-1 (handwritten).


CBS 32021 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 32021 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release - "CB|231")

CBS 32021 (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 32021 (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 32021 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS 32021 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS 32021 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS 32021 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Columbia 32021 1 (NL), 1991:
 

Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

On the front sleeve the logo and stereo information have again been obscured. The rear sleeve has a barcode in the upper right hand corner. The record comes in a 1991 “Dylan Originals” inner sleeve with details of other albums of the series. It has red Columbia labels (with asterisks next to the side numbers to the right of the centre hole) and the copy shown has matrix numbers with both the old and the new catalogue numbers: Side 1 - 01-62251-2A-1 (stamped), 01-32021-2A-1 (handwritten); Side 2 - 01-62251-2B-1 (stamped), 01-32021-2B-1 (handwritten).


Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - detail of front with overprinting, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)


Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)


Columbia 32021 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

This album may have been released later in the 1990s as Columbia 467175 1 (the corresponding CD release was 467175 2), but I have no further details or pictures.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo compact cassette, CBS 40-32021 (NL), 1982:


CBS 40-32021 (NL) - front scan by Tom Willems
This stereo cassette with the new catalogue number introduced in 1982 for LPs has Dolby noise reduction and a folded insert dated 1978 with a CBS "Nice Price" catalogue on the inside with text in English, French and German. The cassette has a light-grey case with text in black, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scans.


CBS 40-32021 (NL) - outside of insert, scan by Tom Willems

CBS 40-32021 (NL) - cassette Side 1, scan by Tom Willems

CBS 40-32021 (NL) - inside of insert, scan by Tom Willems

CBS 40-32021 (NL) - cassette Side 2, scan by Tom Willems

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LPs, CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan), 1970; CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan), 1974; CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan), 1976, 1977:

CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan), 1970:


CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (obi missing)
CBS/Sony SONP 50240 in 1970 was the second Japanese release of this album - the first, released by CBS in Jul 1966 before Sony took over the record company, was retitled Bob Dylan/Vol. 4 (see above). It was the first CBS/Sony Japanese release by Bob Dylan. The front sleeve of this release is the same as the regular US sleeve, with the exception of the CBS/Sony logo and the "SX68 SOUND" logo. The 6-page folded booklet has a unique picture. The record shown has yellow CBS/Sony promo labels (which means that it dates from early 1970 at the latest). If there was an obi, it's missing from the commercial copy shown.
CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan) - booklet front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release)


CBS/Sony SONP 50240 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release)

CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan), 1974:
 


CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan) - front with top obi, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan) - top obi (with voucher cut away), scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 222 (Japan) - booklet front, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SOPL 222 in 1974 was the third Japanese release - it had an 8-page booklet and a top obi. The record of the promo release had white/black CBS/Sony labels, the commercial release had orange/cream CBS/Sony labels. The album’s top obi had a voucher to send away for the 1974 limited edition CBS/Sony Japan album Mr D's Collection #1, or a Dylan photo book.

CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan), 1976:


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 270 in 1976-77 was the fourth Japanese release - it had an 8-page booklet and a conventional green/black side obi. The rear sleeve was identical to the rear sleeve of "SOPL 222" except that the catalogue number and logo were omitted from the top right. The record had orange/cream CBS/Sony labels. The album was released three times with different obis. The obi shown is from 1976.

In the spine, it reads: “25AP 270  BOB DYLAN  THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’  CBS/SONY STEREO”.


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - front of obi scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - rear of obi, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1976 release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - booklet front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan), 1977:


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1977 release)

This copy is the fifth Japanese release. The sleeve is exactly the same as that of the fourth release. It has a dark red/white obi with price ¥2,500, with a little square “coupon” to cut out and collect for a gift (this copy is complete). The rear of this obi is generic, and lists the 19 Dylan albums then available in Japan (up to and including Hard Rain). It has the same booklet (8 pages, green ink) as before and has an inner plastic bag with the logo of CBS/Sony in one side only. The stamped matrix numbers of this copy are: Side 1 - 25AP-270A1  1 A 2, Side 2 - 25AP-270B1  1 A 1.


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - front of obi scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - rear of obi scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1977 release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - detail of obi with coupon, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 270 (Japan) - detail of inner sleeve, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1977 release)

There is another release, not yet shown, from late 1977/early 1977 with a wider obi including the 1978 Bob Dylan Japanese tour dates (including the Feb/Mar 1978 concerts at the Budokan in Tokyo from which Bob Dylan At Budokan was taken).

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Patrick Helfrich, Wil Gielen and Sergio Mariano Romay for scans and information.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS S 62251 (Spain), 1972, re-released 1974 (twice), 1978; CBS 32021 (Spain), 1982, 1984, late 1980s; CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain), 1990s:
Although it was not released in Spain until 1972, contrary to previous reports this album was not banned by the Franco regime in the 1960s.

CBS S 62251 (Spain), 1972:


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)
The 1972 release is the first pressing of this album in Spain and has orange CBS labels and rear sleeve notes in Spanish. The record is in an inner sleeve with the English lyrics. It was released twice in 1972, once with the record made by COFASA on behalf of Discos CBS S.A. and once by CBS itself.


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, correct title)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release, incorrect title)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

Both the sleeves and the records are dated 1972. The Spanish text on the rear sleeve was written by Diego A. Manrique. The Discos CBS address is Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13. The sleeves were printed in Spain by Offset ALG, Madrid. The title of the album is correct on the record labels of the 1972 COFASA release, but incorrectly printed as "The Times They Are A-Changin!" on the CBS release, both the album title above the centre hole and the song title below are incorrect (Manuel points out that the apostrophe is not used in Spanish, so was not present on most Spanish typewriters at the time). Otherwise, the COFASA and CBS sleeves appear identical, printed by Offset ALG of Madrid for CBS.


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of spine with correct title, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 COFASA release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain), 1974 (two releases):
 

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)
The first 1974 release has a fully laminated sleeve and the inner sleeve with the lyrics in English. On the rear sleeve the Discos CBS address is still Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13. Both the sleeve and the records are still dated 1972, although the printer information printed vertically has the 1974 date.
CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release, second 1974 and 1988 releases are the same)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release - dated 1974)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release - compare with second 1974 release below)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release - dated 1972, "Princesa 1" address)

The sleeve was again printed in Spain by Offset ALG, Madrid. The record this time has orange/yellow CBS labels. The title of the album is still incorrectly printed on the record labels as "The Times They Are A-Changin!", both the album title above the centre hole and the song title below are incorrect.
 

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second 1974 release)
Sergio Mariano Romay has another 1974 Spanish release, again with a fully laminated sleeve (front and rear) and an insert with the lyrics in English.  On the rear sleeve the Discos CBS address is now "Avenida Generalísimo, 25 / Madrid-16". Both the sleeve and the record are still dated 1972.  The sleeve was again printed is Spain by Offset ALG, Madrid, dated 1974.  The title of the album is written correctly on the spine, but is still incorrectly printed on the record labels as “The Times They Are A-Changin!”, both the album title above the central hole and the song title below on side 1 are incorrect.


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second 1974 release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear of insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second 1974 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second 1974 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second 1974 release -compare with forst 1974 release above)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second 1974 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second 1974 release - "Avenida Generalísimo 25" address)

The orange/yellow CBS record labels have some differences from those of Manuel's 1974 release:

The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62251 A+1, Side 2 - 62251 B+2.

CBS S 62251 (Spain), 1978:
 

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)
The 1978 release has virtually the same sleeve as the 1987 release, again with the inner sleeve with lyrics in English: Both the sleeve and the records are still dated 1972. The sleeve was again printed in Spain by Offset ALG, Madrid, and the printer name is again printed vertically. The Discos CBS address is now Avenida del Generalísimo 25, Madrid-16. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with a new text layout. The title of the album is still incorrectly printed on the record labels as "The Times They Are A-Changin!", both the album title above the centre hole and the song title below are incorrect.

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 62251 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


CBS S 62251 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS 32021 (Spain), 1982:
 

CBS 32021 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1982 release)

The 1982 release has a new catalogue number, CBS 32021. The rear sleeve has the new address of Discos CBS, Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16. The sleeve was again printed in Spain by Offset ALG, Madrid. The sleeve was again printed in Spain by Offset ALG, Madrid, and the printer name is again printed vertically. Like the 1972 release, the record is in an inner sleeve with the English lyrics, now dated 1982. The record again has CBS orange/yellow labels - although the sleeve has "CBS 32021" front and back, the labels have "S 32021". The text layout is the same as the 1978 labels, but with stereo arrows to the left of the centre hole and the new catalogue number.

The title of the album is still incorrectly printed on the spine and record labels as "The Times They Are A-Changin!", on the labels both the album title above the centre hole and the song title below are incorrect.


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1982 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1982 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1982 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)

CBS 32021 (Spain) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)

CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)


CBS S 32021 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1982 release)


CBS S 32021 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1982 release)

CBS S 32021 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1982 release)


CBS S 32021 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1982 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of spine with error, scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)

CBS 32021 (Spain), 1984:
 

CBS 32021 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1984 release)
The 1984 release is almost the same as the 1982 release, but with "(PR)" (Precio Redondo [Nice Price]) below the catalogue number at top right of the rear sleeve. The sleeve was again printed in Spain by Offset ALG, Madrid, and the printer name is again printed vertically. The rear sleeve has the address of Discos CBS, Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16. There is a four page folded 12" insert, also printed by Offset ALG, with the CBS Spain "Nice Price" catalogue (front and back are shown). The record was again made by Discos CBS S.A. and again has orange/yellow labels - the labels this time have "32021" instead of "S 32021" as in 1982 (see detail scan above). The matrix numbers of the copy shown are still: Side 1 - 62251-A, Side 2 - 62251-B.

The title of the album is still incorrectly printed on the spine and record labels as "The Times They Are A-Changin!", on the labels both the album title above the centre hole and the song title below are incorrect.


CBS 32021 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)

CBS 32021 (Spain) - insert front scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - insert rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of insert rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 release)

CBS S 32021 (Spain), late 1980s:
 

CBS 32021 (Spain) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)
The late 1980s release again has "(PR)" (Precio Redondo [Nice Price]) below the catalogue number at top right of the rear sleeve. The copyright information at the bottom of the rear sleeve is differently laid out. The rear sleeve has the updated address of Discos CBS, Paseo de la Castellana 93, 28046 Madrid (postcode change). The sleeve was again printed in Spain by Offset ALG, Madrid, but the printer name is now printed as the bottom text line on the right. The record was now made by Tecnodisco S.A., Madrid, for Discos CBS and has red CBS labels - the labels this time have "S 32021" as in 1982. The Tecnodisco information includes the phone number.

The title of the album is still incorrectly printed on the spine and record labels as "The Times They Are A-Changin!"; on the labels both the album title above the centre hole and the song title on Side 1 are incorrect.


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 32021 (Spain) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS S 32021 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS S 32021 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS S 32021 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)


CBS 32021 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain), 1990s:


CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)
The 1990s release is now on the CBS/Sony label, necessary because CBS Spain did not yet have rights to the "Columbia" name which had replaced "CBS" in the rest of Europe. The rear sleeve again has the address of Discos CBS as Paseo de la Castellana 93, 28046 Madrid. The sleeve was again printed in Spain by Offset ALG, Madrid, with the printer name again printed in the bottom text line on the right. The record was again made by Tecnodisco S.A., Madrid, for Discos CBS and has red CBS/Sony labels. The Tecnodisco information again includes the phone number.

The title of the album is still incorrectly printed on the spine and record labels as "The Times They Are A-Changin!"; on the labels both the album title above the centre hole and the song title on Side 1 are incorrect.


CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)


CBS/Sony S 32021 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-32021 (Spain), 1982 (two variants):


CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant, second variant has the same text)


CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, "(E)" 1982" not present on first variant)

CBS 40-32021 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

These two cassette releases from 1982 have minimal artwork, the inside of each cassette insert has just track titles and timings. The song titles are in English only on both the insert and the cassette labels. The title is given wrongly as "The Times They Are A-Changin!" on the rear flap of the outside insert and inside, it's correct on the front of the outside insert and Side 1 of the cassette. Both cassettes are copyrighted "1972", but they have the later catalogue number of CBS 40-32021 (earlier European cassette releases were 40-62251). The first cassette is of white plastic with orange CBS paper labels, and is dated "1982" on the left below the Dolby noise reduction system logo. The second cassette is white with orange text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. As well as the "1982" date on the left below the Dolby noise reduction system logo, the second cassette has "(E) 1982" on the right below the side number, not present on the first cassette.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand), early 1970s:
The mono version of this album was CBS BP-473096, released in 1965. Was there an earlier stereo album CBS SBP-473096, released around 1967?


CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Like other New Zealand Dylan album releases, the front sleeve has a white border. The rear sleeve is completely different from the New Zealand mono rear sleeve and this copy has a purple record store sticker. The album was marketed in New Zealand by Phonogram, part of the Philips group (now Universal). The record was made in New Zealand and has orange CBS labels, which do not have the Allan's logo, the local distributor in Australia and New Zealand in the 1960s, so this release is from the early 1970s.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Phoenix C for information and scans.


CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - rear with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - rear sticker scan by Hans Seegers

CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBP 474220 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers ("marketed by Phonogram, Wellington, New Zealand")


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS ASF 1716 (South Africa), 1972; CBS COL 40001 (South Africa), 1981:
Unlike the 1960s mono release of this album in South Africa, these later stereo releases have the regular tracklisting including With God On Our Side. For that "censored" release, see Mono Album Releases.

CBS ASF 1716 (South Africa), 1972:


CBS ASF 1716 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)
The 1972 release has a sleeve printed by Interpak with a laminated front and the CBS logo at top left. The rear sleeve is not laminated. It is missing the Dylan poems, but instead has pictures of six Dylan albums, including the then recently published double album Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II. The rear sleeve also has the CBS and Interpak logos. The record labels are plain orange and the copy shown of the 1972 record has US matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1AB, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1AE.


CBS ASF 1716 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)


CBS ASF 1716 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)


CBS ASF 1716 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)


CBS ASF 1716 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)

CBS ASF 1716 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)

CBS ASF 1716 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)

CBS COL 40001 (South Africa), 1981:


CBS COL 40001 (South Africa) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1981 release)
This album was re-released in 1981 with a light yellow sleeve and a new catalogue number as part of a series called "STAR SPECTACULAR - ORIGINAL ARTISTS". "Star Spectacular" was the equivalent to the European "Nice Price" CBS series. Three Dylan albums were released in this series: The Times They Are A-Changin', Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Desire. The album was marketed and distributed in South Africa by the Gramophone Company (Pty.) Ltd., part of the EMI group (bought by Universal in 2012). The 1981 sleeve was again printed by Interpak. The rear sleeve is dated 1981 and uses a variant of the front sleeve design, again without any of the poems. The 1981 record has orange/yellow CBS labels.
CBS COL 40001 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1981 release)


CBS COL 40001 (South Africa) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1981 release)


CBS COL 40001 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1981 release)


CBS COL 40001 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1981 release)


CBS COL 40001 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1981 release)


CBS COL 40001 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1981 release)


CBS COL 40001 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1981 release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS COL 40001 (Zimbabwe), 1981:


CBS COL 40001 (Zimbabwe) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The 1981 "Star Spectacular" series was not exclusive to South Africa, it was also released in Zimbabwe (the former Rhodesia). The sleeve design is identical to that of the 1981 South African release, apart from the printer's details (Belmont Printers, "4-A", instead of Interpak). Belmont Printers used codes starting with "4" for sleeves they printed for CBS Records, they used other codes for other record companies.
CBS COL 40001 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS COL 40001 (Zimbabwe) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS COL 40001 (Zimbabwe) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS COL 40001 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS COL 40001 (Zimbabwe) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS COL 40001 (Zimbabwe) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS COL 40001 (Zimbabwe) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

However, the most noticeable feature of this album is the amazing colour of the sleeve, a very strong shade of yellow (compare with the 1981 South African release above or the Mozambican release below). The record has orange/yellow CBS labels and was again made by the Gramophone Company (Pty.) Ltd., part of the EMI group. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - COL 40001-A-1, Side 2 - COL 4001 B (incorrect) plus COL 40001 B (correct).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS ASF 1716 (Mozambique), 1972:


CBS ASF 1716 (Mozambique) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This is one of two variants of this album pressed in Mozambique. This is possibly the second variant. It has the same catalogue number and matrix numbers as the 1972 South African stereo album. However, this variant does not have a laminated sleeve and the front has a noticeable yellow colour, like the 1981 South African release above. The rear sleeve is white has the South African design with six Dylan albums, and usual text of Mozambican albums showing the album was produced and distributed in Mozambique by Companhia Ultramarina de Comércio, LDA, of Lourenço Marques (now Maputo). It also has a printer's logo for "Globo LDA.". The record has plain orange CBS labels, different from the South African labels: a different typeface for the track listing, no stereo arrows logo and "SIDE 1" and "SIDE 2" instead of "Side 1" and "Side 2". The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-75528-1AB, Side 2 - XSM-75529-1AE.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS ASF 1716 (Mozambique) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1716 (Mozambique) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1716 (Mozambique) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1716 (Mozambique) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1716 (Mozambique) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1716 (Mozambique) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ASF 1716 (Mozambique) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS 62251 (Greece), 1975; CBS 32021 (Greece), 1985:


CBS 62251 (Greece) - front scan by Hans Seegers

The sleeves of these LPs were made in Holland. On the Greek release the CBS and "STEREO"/arrows logos on the front sleeve are not obscured. Another difference from the Dutch sleeve above is a tiny detail on the back - the number in the capsule is "CB|231" as opposed to "CB|211".

The 1975 record has orange/yellow CBS labels, with no matrix number on Side 1 and SBPG 62251 B4 stamped on Side 2.

The 1985 record has red labels with the new white CBS logo, with matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62251 A1 (written), Side 2 - SBPG 62251 B1 (stamped).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 62251 (Greece) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 32021 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (CB 231)


CBS 62251 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62251 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 32021 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 32021 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 62251 (Portugal), 1975:


CBS 62251 (Portugal) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 62251 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 62251 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62251 (Portugal) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

This release was the first for this album in Portugal - it was banned during the Salazar regime. It has the same front sleeve with the "STEREO"/arrows logo as the 1975 Dutch release, but omits the "S" from the catalogue number. Note the vertical printing of the album details on the rear sleeve next to the spine. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CSJ Records CSJ-101 (Taiwan), 1970s:


CSJ Records CSJ-101 (Taiwan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
These records were legal in Taiwan at the time of release, but were produced without authorisation from Columbia. They had very flimsy sleeves, which had to be protected inside plastic to survive. There are several front sleeve variations.

For more information, see Questionable Releases.

Information, scans and photos from Hans Seegers and Ulf Gyllenspetz.


CSJ Records CSJ-101 (Taiwan) - front photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz (alternate release)

CD Releases


Because of the length of this page, The Times They Are A Changin' CD releases are now here.

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